ACT Lecturer Lara Baladi has joined The Artists’ Sanctum as a member of the Board of Directors, and as a curatorial advisor. An Egyptian-Lebanese multidisciplinary artist, archivist, and educator, Baladi’s practice spans photography, video, sculpture, architecture, and multimedia installations.

The Artists’ Sanctum is a community-based arts non-profit that exhibits and funds underrepresented artists. Their core mission is to support artists, filmmakers, designers, and creatives whose work addresses contemporary issues and fosters social change.

Currently, The Artists’ Sanctum is accepting applications, due October 15, for their 2020-2021 Public Art Grant. The grant program funds timely public artworks that catalyze socio-political discourse on micro and macro scales. The Artists’ Sanctum takes an integrated approach to supporting artists, and develops close working relationships with its grant recipients. Alongside funding, the award includes ​holistic​ support from The Artists’ Sanctum team, as well as access to its community of civically-engaged global citizens.